Year 12 students have taken on the roles of Learning Support Mentors working with the SEN department. Our students are working with students in the lower school, supporting them in lessons, including practical support in subjects like Food Technology.
Students attend training sessions to better equip them to support students with ASC and ADHD as well as being taught strategies to help student with dyslexia and dyscalculia. The mentors also go through an appraisal process to ensure they are supported in the role as well as get to experience of a realistic working environment.
“I became a mentor to develop my communication skills for a future career in Drama” Catrin – Year 12
“I am developing my social skills as well as gaining experience of working with children with additional needs. It is important for me to be seen as a positive role model” Mark – Year 12